The Effects Of Drinking And Driving Law On The State Of Michigan

1215 Words Dec 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Drinking and Driving
The drunk driving law in the State of Michigan makes it illegal to drive with a .08 percentage blood alcohol concentration or above. In 2013, there was a total of 35,534 DUI arrests in Michigan. (Head) It is against the law to drive while intoxicated, why do people still choose to have one too many drinks in their system before they get on the road? Drivers should be more responsible, drivers should think about the costs driving and driving could cause them, and the police force should attempt to do a better job at enforcing the drinking and driving law.
Alcohol was originally created to enjoy yourself controllably. It should not be abused to the point where you legally cannot operate a vehicle. Plenty of people decide to drink past that .08 percentage BAC, at that point are you even enjoying your alcohol anymore? The answer to that question is “no”, you cannot be enjoying your alcohol if you do not know what you are doing anymore. If your mind is altered and you’re making mistakes, that should not be enjoyable.
Drinking and driving is banned because of the effect it has on the human brain. Alcohol acts as a depressant to your central nervous system, which means when you drink it your brain cells communicate at a slower rate than normal. (Dr. Mercola) Driving requires you to use your brain, without your brain fully functioning, it can lead to severe consequences. The U.S government doesn’t consider anyone under the age of 21 to have a fully developed…

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